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    Governance

    MPs push candidates to break deadlock

     KABUL (Pajhwok): Members of the lower house on Monday urged both presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah to bring the electoral crisis to an end, as it had caused the nation various problems.



    Governance

    Senate asks candidates to end political deadlock

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Meshrano Jirga or upper house members on Sunday asked the two presidential candidates to find a negotiated end to their dispute as the prolonged electoral crisis had paralyzed the country.



    Governance

    Candidates fined 76m afghanis in total: IECC

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Wednesday said it had fined two presidential candidates and more than one thousand provincial council runners 76 million afghanis in total for violations of rules during the April elections.



    Governance

    Karzai urged to stay until his successor takes oath

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) chief on Sunday urged President Hamid Karzai not to leave office until his successor was sworn-in.



    Governance

    4 polling stations votes found valid

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaint Commission (IECC) on Sunday found votes of four ballot boxes valid out of a total 64 polling stations.



    Security and Crime

    UN urged to halt Israeli aggression

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of citizens took to the street in Kabul on Thursday against Israeli aggression, urging the UN to halt the bombardment of Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip.



    Women

    Women seek greater representation in govt

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan women from various walks of life, debating the subject of women’s empowerment, on Thursday sought sufficient representations in the new government.



    Governance

    25 complaints filed against vote invalidation

    KABUL (Pajhwok): As the stop-start vote audit process hit a new snag, the Afghan-led election watchdog announced receiving 25 complaints from the Change and Continuity team against invalidation of bogus votes.



    Reconstruction,Social

    No funds for rebuilding Salang road: Official

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Despite consistent public demand for the reconstruction of Salang Highway, a vital route connecting central parts of the country with the north, the government said on Tuesday it lacked funds for the project.



    Governance

    Watchdog ready to address post-audit complaints

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan-led election watchdog on Monday expressed its readiness to register complaints from presidential candidates against Independent Election Commission (IEC) decisions on the outcome of the ongoing vote audit.